Curtains Accessories Explained

Curtains are an important part of the window covering overall, but what accessories are available to improve how they are used is the main concern of most of us today. Curtains can be made from a huge range of fabrics including block out, cotton, lace, polyester, and so on. Curtains have a striking influence on the mood, and atmosphere of any room in your home by the usage of different curtain accessories.

According to latest fashion trends, curtain styles have made a return with the traditional interior decorating styles such as the rococo, and French themes. Curtains serve many purposes, while their primary function is to provide much needed privacy to your home, curtain panels are also effectively used to control sunlight, energy conservation, noise reduction, and for framing a wonderful view. Curtains are also an easy way to dress up, or change the tone of any room using the right color, fabric, length, and curtain accessories.

Curtain tracks are hanging system for your blinds. There are four main types of curtain tracks. PVC tracks are suitable for light and medium weight curtains, but you cannot get cords to use with these tracks. Aluminum is flexible, suitable for light, and mid weight curtains. Steel is a good alternative for heavy weight curtains, and these tracks are always corded. Heavy-duty aluminum is also available. Some tracks require you to manually open and close your blinds. Corded tracks let you to open and close the curtains by means of a pull-cord, which is great if you have delicate fabrics, heavy curtains, tall windows etc.

Blind rods are a primary part of the curtains. After all, they are they maintain the place of curtains. Curtain rods are available in different materials such as timber, brass, wrought iron, painted timber, and bamboo. There are many options but rods are selected according to the type of curtains.

Curtain blinds are curtains that function as window blinds. These are generally custom-made using fabric materials, which give a rich look for which drapes, and curtains are known for. They are known by many names in the market, as Austrian, Festoon, London, or Continental blinds. Blinds are constructed with panels of cords running behind the fabric. The cords pull up from the bottom to form ruches.

Drapes are made from heavier, more expensive, and more durable fabrics than curtains such as silk, wool, or special synthetic fabrics. These are often teamed with sheer curtains. Shutters are ideal for privacy, and security. They are available in wood, aluminium, or vinyl.

Your curtain style and accessories should blend with what is in your room, such as the furniture of your room, floors, walls, and accessories. Blinds may be attached to the rod using hooks, rings, fabric tabs, or a rod pocket for the curtain rod to move through. Blinds are practical, and decorative for the homes. Using the wrong accessories can actually mess up their look.

Rings or tabs can also use on rods to fix curtains. Metal curtain hooks are ideal for heavy blinds, and they work well on sunny windows, as they are not breakable over time. There are different types of curtain hooks depending on your needs such as plastic hooks, nylon hooks, and decorative hooks.